World Wide Diplomatic Archives Index: Israel


The Archives Law (1955) regulates the Israeli State Archives, which is part of the Prime Minister's Office. Documents of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs are transferred to the Israel State Archives and are closed for 25 years. After declassification they are open to the public.


For visits to the Israel State Archives: 35 Makor Hayim Street, Jerusalem, Israel.

Mailing address: Israel State Archives, Prime Minister's Office, Qiryat Ben-Gurion, Jerusalem 91950, Israel.


Researchers should either call +972 2 568 0662, fax +972 2 568 0670 or e-mail before arriving. There are finding aids, most of which are computerized. There is no fee.


State Archives

Published Documents

The State Documents and Commemoration Department of the Israel State Archives publishes the "Documents on the Foreign Policy of Israel" series.